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About the Society

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is a registered educational charity and membership association. Our mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms: to promote knowledge of dance; provide up-to-date techniques for members and maintain and improve teaching standards.

With approximately 6,000 members in over 55 countries worldwide, the Society conducts over 120,000 examinations each year. We were recently listed by Ofqual as one of the top 20 largest awarding organisations in England and in the top 5 for delivery of performing arts examinations.

The Society aspires to be a world leader in dance education, setting the benchmark for best practice through our extensive syllabi and teacher training. We are committed to becoming a dynamic, future-focused organisation that promotes the social, cultural, physical, and educational benefits of dance for all.

Summary of the role

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing is looking to appoint two Lead Moderators for The ISTD Level 6 Diploma in Dance Pedagogy (DDP):

Lead Moderator 1:
o Units 1, 2, and 3 – Core Units
▪ Unit 1 – Planning and Evaluating Programmes of Learning
▪ Unit 2 – The Practice of Dance Teaching and Learning, and
▪ Unit 3 – Reflective Practice

Lead Moderator 2:

o Unit 4 – Optional Units
▪ Unit 4a – Teaching Classical Ballet
▪ Unit 4b – Teaching Musical Theatre, and
▪ Unit 4c – Teaching Dance in Education and Community Settings

o Unit 5 – Optional Units
▪ Unit 5b – Social, Emotional and Cognitive Development
▪ Unit 5c – Choreography

Both roles require the Lead Moderator to be a specialist in teaching and learning with Lead Moderator 2 requiring subject-specific knowledge.

How to apply

To apply as a Lead Moderator please send a letter of application and CV to

Your letter of application should summarise what you are able to bring to the role and how you meet the person's specification.

Please download the full job specification and our recruitment pack below